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Jul 19th, 2016
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By Patrick Bales Orillia Packet & Times The upcoming summer festivals at Burl’s Creek will be a fading memory by the time a justice of the peace determines the fate of a private prosecution against Republic Live. After a nearly five-and-a-half-hour-long pretrial motion hearing Tuesday in Or...
Jul 18th, 2016
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News release from Save Oro Mere days before the beginning of the WayHome concerts, Oro-Medonte resident Wendy McKay will be in court Tuesday July 19 to pursue her private prosecution of concert promoters Republic Live in connection with alleged bylaw violations at last year’s Burl’s Creek concerts. T...
Jul 12th, 2016
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Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority news release The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) is recommending that businesses and residents reduce their water consumption while hot, dry weather conditions continue. “Low rainfall since mid-April has contributed to drought conditions, wh...
Jul 6th, 2016
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By Andrew Philips Orillia Packet & Times Oro-Medonte council has opted for the status quo when it comes to this summer’s music festivals at Burl’s Creek. During a boisterous meeting Wednesday, the township’s council voted unanimously to approve a special-events permit for 92 of ...
Jun 16th, 2016
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From Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority Join us for the 2016 BioBlitz, a full day event where ecology experts, nature enthusiasts and members of the community come together to explore, learn about and collect a biological inventory at Scanlon Creek. If you have expertise, we need you. If you j...
Jun 1st, 2016
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Sixth day of OMB Burl’s Creek hearing comes to a close By Patrick Bales, The Orillia Packet & Times June 1 2016 Opponents of expansion at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds argued Wednesday not only is money not a good enough reason to justify granting a temporary-use bylaw, but there’s...
May 24th, 2016
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By Patrick Bales, The Orillia Packet & Times If you wanted to shoot a movie about a sensible country community fighting an influx of loud rock ‘n’ roll music, Oro-Medonte would be the ideal setting. Surprisingly, that suggestion wasn’t made in jest by a proponent of expansion at...
May 16th, 2016
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By Jenni Dunning Barrie Advance An Oro-Medonte facility that stores biosolids from Barrie’s wastewater treatment plant may be affecting groundwater, according to a 2015 performance report. The Oro Biosolids Storage Facility on Line 7 north of the Lake Simcoe Regional Airport can house up to 61,500 sq...
Apr 29th, 2016
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By Andrew Philips Orillia Packet & Times The lawyer representing groups opposed to Burl’s Creek gaining a temporary-use bylaw permitting special events this summer wants the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) to issue a prohibition order until it has rendered a final decision. During a full-day ...
Apr 25th, 2016
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From the Brereton Field Naturalists On Saturday, May 14, the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority will be continuing to implement their “the Creeks project” by involving the community in tree planting at 99 Loon Ave. in Barrie from 10 am to 12. The more community volunteers we get, the more nati...